Andy Ratto

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Andy Ratto



Andy Ratto is an activist in New York City.

Protesting WalkAway Event

Andy Ratto signed an open letter[1] to The LGBT Center in New York City dated March 21 2019 demanding that they "cancel" a "#WalkAway" event scheduled for March 28th "immediately."

Excerpt:

"The Center must not cede an inch of space to those who question the validity of trans and non-binary identities, peddle in Islamophobic conspiracy theories, or stoke the fires of anti-Blackness. At a time when right-wing attacks on all our communities are on the rise both in the halls of power and in the streets, facilitating this event endangers the very people The Center claims to serve, and disrespects the lives and legacies of LGBTQIATS+ people throughout history that struggled and died for our right to live with dignity. The Center should not allow its legitimacy as an institution be cynically co-opted by a group that shares none of its principles or goals.
"Please see the link below for detailed documentation of their transphobic, Islamophobic, anti-feminist, and racist hate speech. Recent history from Christchurch to Charlottesville shows that giving a platform to such peddlers of hate empowers self-described white supremacists, sexists, transphobes, and homophobes, and encourages them to escalate their activity from hateful speech to physical violence against our communities."

Signatories

'Birddogging for Single Payer' with DSA

In April 2018, Rise and Resist teamed with the Democratic Socialists of America, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro Chapter and Housing Works Inc. for "birddogging" training "in the movement to win single-payer." Andy Ratto attended the meeting.[2]

Jewish Solidarity Caucus

Members of the Jewish Solidarity Caucus Members, Facebook group, as of February 8, 2018 included Andy Ratto.[3]

South Brooklyn DSA Official Closed Group

Members of the South Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America Official Closed Facebook Group, as of June 17, 2018 included Andy Ratto.[4]

New New York DSA Facebook group

Members of the New New York City Democratic Socialists of America Public Facebook Group, as of June 27, 2018 included Andy Ratto.[5]

References